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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (808 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffery Deaver Narrator: Holter Graham Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The John Pellam Series Release Date: December 2008 ISBN: 9780743579483
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Location scouting is to the film business what Switzerland is to war. John Pellam had been in the trenches of film making, until a tragedy sidetracked his promising Hollywood career. Now he’s a location scout, who travels the country in search of shooting sites for films.

When he rides down Main Street locals usually clamor for their chance at fifteen minutes of fame. But in a small town in upstate New York, Pellam experiences a very different reception and his illusionary world is shattered by a savage murder. Suddenly Pellam is center stage in an unfolding drama of violence, lust, and conspiracy, which has a stranglehold on this less-than-picture-perfect locale.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Shallow Graves is a real pleasure—tough-minded, intelligent, and very well written. Bravo!” 

    Lawrence Block, New York Times bestselling author

  • A #1 USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sean Brennan | 12/21/2013

    " Early Deaver leaning his formula. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 10/11/2013

    " In my view Shallow graves'd deserve a higher rating. The whole story was very nicely told, it was exciting and funny even. I never got bored. Just wished it'd be longer. :-) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bob | 7/20/2013

    " did not like, did not finish "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Miguel | 6/11/2013

    " Didnt really like this book. Too draggy at the beginning, with lots of changes in scene. Too confusing. What lead to the ending was exciting and fast paced though, only that it ended so quickly. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Priya | 5/19/2013

    " Definitely not the stuff one expects from the Jeffery Deaver stable. The first 60% of the book was a drag-fest and then it speeds up a wee bit - just enough to stop me from moving it to the 'give-up' list. I did finish it. And it was just about ok. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 1/28/2013

    " John Pellam works for a film (movie) maker as a location scout. He stumbles on a small town racket which puts him in harm's way. The characters are quite well developed and somewhat credible. The plot has some twists which keep the reader interested. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth Hill | 9/17/2012

    " It was a slow start and seemed to be somewhat disjointed, but by the end it really pulled me in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelsey | 8/22/2012

    " its only ok... not near as good as bone collector was! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tim | 8/1/2012

    " It took a long time to get going and I figured out who the mastermind was early on. Not one of Deaver's best efforts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 5/29/2012

    " It grew on me towards the end but still somewhat predictable "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rita | 9/21/2011

    " Took a while to get this story going but it was OK, a story about a stranger in a small town & how they are trying everything to get him to leave. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Thrale | 6/14/2011

    " I like Deaver's thrillers. This is the first of his books that I have read based on John Pellam. Shorter and warmer in character than the Lincoln Rhyme series, I am used to reading. A thoroughly easy and enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul McMeekin | 3/4/2011

    " Really enjoyed this book. Pellam, the main character reminded me of Jack Reacher somewhat, but without as much knowledge of violent confrontation! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 2/23/2011

    " Less dark than some other Deavers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erik | 2/2/2011

    " It was nice to read yet another Deaver book. His books are easy to read, interesting, and well plotted. This was no exception. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Biblophile | 1/25/2011

    " Believable characters and an average plot. Wasn't a bad read, although I like some of his other books better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tim | 11/25/2010

    " It took a long time to get going and I figured out who the mastermind was early on. Not one of Deaver's best efforts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 9/11/2010

    " John Pellam works for a film (movie) maker as a location scout. He stumbles on a small town racket which puts him in harm's way. The characters are quite well developed and somewhat credible. The plot has some twists which keep the reader interested. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rita | 12/6/2009

    " Took a while to get this story going but it was OK, a story about a stranger in a small town & how they are trying everything to get him to leave.
    "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bob | 6/3/2009

    " did not like, did not finish "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erik | 12/27/2008

    " It was nice to read yet another Deaver book. His books are easy to read, interesting, and well plotted. This was no exception.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 7/25/2008

    " Less dark than some other Deavers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelsey | 6/6/2008

    " its only ok... not near as good as bone collector was! "

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About the Author
Author Jeffery DeaverJeffery Deaver is the award-winning author of thirty-three internationally bestselling novels, including the 2011 James Bond novel Carte Blanche, and three collections of short stories. He is best known for his Lincoln Rhyme thrillers, which include the number one bestsellers The Vanished Man, The Twelfth Card and The Cold Moon, as well as The Bone Collector which was made into a feature film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. The first Kathryn Dance novel, The Sleeping Doll, was published in 2007 to enormous acclaim. A three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the year, he has been nominated for an Anthony Award and six Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America. He won the WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award in 2001 and in 2004 won the Crime Writers' Association Steel Dagger for Best Thriller with Garden of Beasts, and their Short Story Dagger for 'The Weekender' from Twisted.
About the Narrator

Holter Graham, award-winning audiobook narrator, has appeared in many films, including Fly Away Home, Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive, and Hairspray. His television credits include Army Wives, Wasted, Damages, and Law & Order, among others.